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SOME USEFUL ADVISES
bulletReconfirm your international air tickets before going up country
bulletVisitors are requested to ignore touts who may approach you for offering guide services, for exchanging foreign currency into local currency, or for selling gems of a doubtful nature. The offers may appeal attractive buy you could get into trouble spoil your visit.
bulletAs there is a strict Foreign Exchange Control Regulation tourists are advised to change their foreign currencies only at the Authorized moneychanger at the Banks, Airports, and Hotels.
bulletAlways keep your Passport and money in secure places, especially when traveling by train or bus. Report all losses to the nearest Police Station as well as to your Embassy.
bulletTourists are requested to dress decently within the percents of religious places. Footwear is strictly prohibited in Pagodas and monasteries.
bulletWeather is generally warm and dry and light clothing and comfortable shoes and sandals are recommended.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Valid Passport with Entry visa is required for all visitors. Entry visa is valid for 28 days, it is easily available at Myanmar Diplomatic Mission.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

Yangon has direct air links with Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Osaka, Chiangmai, Dacca, Calcutta, Karachi, Kunming, and Sabah. The Myanmar Airways International (MAI), Thai Airways International (TG), Silk Air (MI), Biman (BG), Air China (AC), Indian Airlines (IC), All Nippon Airways (ANA), Air Mandalay (GT), Pakistan Air International (PK), Royal Brunei (BI).

OVERLAND ENTRY

Entry overland is allowed through Check Points along Yunnan-Burma and Thai-Myanmar Borders. Tourists are allowed to enter through Border Check Points at Mu-se, Nam-Khan, Kyu-gok, Lwe-je and Kun-lone from Yunnan Province and Tachilek, Myawaddy, Three Pagoda Pass and Kawthaung from Thailand.

Package tourists from Yunnan Province are allowed to travel up to Yangon and tourists from Thailand are allowed up to Kyaing-Tone and from Kyaing-Tone to Jing-hong (Xishaungbana) in Yunnan with a prior approval.

TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICE

Tourist Information Service counters at the Airports, Railway Stations, Hotels and Main Office in downtown Yangon are at your service for more information and assistance you may need.

TOUR GUIDES

To avoid touts tourists are advised to use the services of Licensed Tour Guides only. Those are available at the Licensed Travel Agencies.

DUTY FREE

Duty Free Allowance: 2 bottles of liquor, 2 cartons of cigarettes or 100 cigars and liter of perfume.


CUSTOMS

All foreign currencies (above USD 2000), jewelry, electrical goods and cameras must be declared to the Customs at the Airport.

For Customs clearance there is a Green Channel for visitors with nothing to declare and Red Channel for visitors with dutiable items.

Export of antiques and archaeologically valuable items are prohibited.

ENTRANCE FEES

Entrance fees are collected at the famous Pagodas, Temples, Monasteries, Museums, Old Palaces and Archaeological Zone. Tickets are available at the entrance of the respective places or sites.

AIRPORT TAX USD 6 per person

TIME

GMT+6 hours (one hour difference with Singapore and 30 minutes with Thailand.

WEATHER

The weather is generally warm and dry, except during the rainy season from late May to September. In northern and northeastern areas, the weather in mild and cool at night.

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